Recreational Report
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MOUNT RAINIER RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
346 PM PDT SUN APR 30 2017

.SYNOPSIS...SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE IN MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK
THIS EVENING, THEN TAPER AFTER MIDNIGHT. A WEAK WEATHER SYSTEM
WILL PROBABLY BRING MORE SHOWERS MONDAY MORNING. A SHORT DRYING
TREND WILL FOLLOW MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY MORNING, BUT ANOTHER
WEAK SYSTEM WILL PROBABLY BRING LIGHT PRECIPITATION TUESDAY
NIGHT. WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY WILL BE MOSTLY DRY. AN UPPER LEVEL
TROUGH WILL BRING A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH
SATURDAY. THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND
EVENING.

&&

.IMPACTS...STRONG WINDS NEAR THE SUMMIT SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY WILL
MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO MOVE SAFELY AND COULD PRODUCE LOCAL WHITEOUT
CONDITIONS. A HIGH LEVEL OF SKILL AND EXPERIENCE IN ALPINE
TERRAIN...INCLUDING USE OF GPS...IS RECOMMENDED FOR NAVIGATION AND
CAMPING IN THESE CONDITIONS.

&&

.SUNDAY NIGHT...SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING, THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY
WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR
PARADISE UP TO 1 INCH. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3500 FEET.
.MONDAY...CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING, THEN
SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE
OF 1 TO 2 INCHES. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION NEAR PARADISE 1 TO
3 INCHES. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 3500 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 5000 FEET.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW IN THE
MORNING, THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 6500 FEET.

&&

TEMPERATURE AND WIND FORECASTS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS.

                       SUN    MON    MON    TUE
                     NIGHT         NIGHT

SUMMIT   (14411 FT)     14     12     11     15
                     NW 45   W 50  NW 25  NW 30

CAMP MUIR(10188 FT)     21     23     24     27
                     NW 25   W 30   W 20   W 15

PARADISE  (5420 FT)     27     39     32     45
                     NW  5   W 10   W 10   W  5

LONGMIRE  (2760 FT)     34     47     39     53
                      W 10   W  5   CALM   CALM

++ TEMPERATURES AND WIND FOR THE SUMMIT AND CAMP MUIR ARE AVERAGE
   CONDITIONS EXPECTED IN THE FREE AIR AT THOSE ELEVATIONS.
++ TEMPERATURES FOR PARADISE AND LONGMIRE ARE THE EXPECTED HIGHS AND
   LOWS. WIND IS THE AVERAGE WIND EXPECTED DURING THAT PERIOD.

.EXTENDED FORECAST...

.TUESDAY NIGHT...RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 9000 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY IN THE MORNING THEN BECOMING MOSTLY
SUNNY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 11000 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. FREEZING LEVEL NEAR 11500 FEET.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING, THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AND SNOW SHOWERS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 11000 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AND
SNOW SHOWERS IN THE EVENING, THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SNOW LEVEL NEAR 10500 FEET.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL NEAR
10000 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 8000 FEET.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL
NEAR 5500 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 6500 FEET.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW
LEVEL NEAR 7000 FEET.

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